Old School RuneScape

How to Fix Old School RuneScape PC Crashing and Black Screen Issues

Old School RuneScape has arrived and has everything to excite you in this new deck-building game. While many players are already enjoying the game, it seems that many players are also getting some issues while playing Old School RuneScape. According to reports, players have been getting random Old School RuneScape PC crashing, freezing, and black screen issues.

The game has started growing since its launch and to help you get the best gaming experience in Old School RuneScape, we’re here to give you the most common and recommended fixes to solve the issues. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

How to Fix Old School RuneScape Issues

At the start of our troubleshooting process, we want you to take a look at the system requirements of Old School RuneScape. Make sure that your PC is powerful enough to handle the processing of the Old School RuneScape. Below is the minimum and recommended system requirements of the game.

Old School RuneScape Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i3+ or AMD @ 2.4+ GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 400x, Intel HD 4x, AMD Radeon 7xxx +

Old School RuneScape Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i3+ or AMD @ 2.4+ GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 400x, Intel HD 4x, AMD Radeon 7xxx +

For those who didn’t meet the minimum requirements, then the only way for you to play Old School RuneScape is by getting a hardware upgrade. Players who meet the minimum and recommended requirements can try the following fixes to solve the issues in the game.

Enable Windowed Mode Instead of Fullscreen

If your game is crashing, we recommend playing it on Windowed mode. Unfortunately, there’s a chance that the borderless-window and fullscreen mode of Old School RuneScape may cause some conflict with your system. This kind of issue is one of the problems that the developer need to address.

Verify Old School RuneScape Game Integrity on Steam

Every time that you encounter the game crashing on Old School RuneScape, you should first verify the integrity of the game. This process will repair any damaged or missing files that cause your Old School RuneScape game to crash. Below are the steps on how to do this:

  1. Open Steam and click the Library tab.
  2. On the left side, find and right-click Old School RuneScape’s icon.
  3. Select Properties and go to the Local Files tab.
  4. Under this section, click the “Verify integrity of game files…” button.

Wait until the verification is complete and see if the issue has been solved. If not, proceed to the next step.

Update PC Drivers

Another reason why you’re getting a black screen and random game crash while playing Old School RuneScape is your outdated PC drivers. Below are the download links where you can get the latest and official drivers for your computer.

Stop Resource-Hogging Software

Chances are that you have a lot of applications installed on your PC. Some of these applications have been constantly using the resources that possibly trigger Old School RuneScape crashing. We highly suggest closing the applications that you are not using while playing Old School RuneScape.

Some of the most popular apps that eat a lot of resources while in the background are web browsers like Chrome Browser, media players like VLC, and more. You can also check the Task Manager and see if there’s any application eating lots of resources in your background.

Exclude or Temporarily Disable Antivirus

Another reason why Old School RuneScape keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies such as ESET and AVG have usually updated their software to improve security. There’s a chance that Old School RuneScape’s executable file (.exe) is being marked as a virus.

If you download Old School RuneScape from the official site such as Steam, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. Your antivirus may be giving you a false positive report. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Old School RuneScape and see if the problem has been solved.

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